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In this Sept. 11, 2014 photo provided by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Jacob Lurie, a mathematics professor at Harvard University, poses for a portrait in Cambridge, Mass. Lurie was named Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, as one of 21 people to receive a "genius grant" from the Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation. (AP Photo/Courtesy of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Aynsley Floyd)
2014 MacArthur 'genius grant' winners unveiledScientists, sociologist, cartoonist among 2014 winners of MacArthur Foundation 'genius grants'
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Firefighters inspect the interior of the Roseburg Lumber Mill in Weed, Calif., on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Parts of the mill, the major employer in Weed, were damaged in the Boles Fire when it burned through the Siskiyou County town on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/The Record Searchlight, Greg Barnette)
Lumber town takes stock after wind-driven wildfireCalifornia lumber town takes stock and gives thanks after wind-driven wildfire wipes out homes
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2014 file photo, smoke billows from the crater of Mayon volcano, one of the country's most active volcanoes, in Albay province about 550 kilometers southeast of Manila, Philippines. The Philippines' most active volcano has belched out lava fragments as big as a bus that rolled one kilometer (half a mile) down its slope, prompting authorities to start forcibly evacuating thousands of villagers, officials said Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)
Lava flows from Philippine volcano; thousands fleeLava flows from Philippine volcano; thousands flee amid fears of violent burst
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 file photo, an ambulance departs Bellevue Hospital in New York where patients were being evacuated. When Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Northeast nearly two years ago, hospitals found themselves dealing with surges in patients, lost power supplies and employees who couldn’t get to work _ problems that a new federal report finds they were not prepared to handle. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Inspector General Office released a study Wednesday Sept. 17, 2014 on the emergency preparedness and response during the storm at 172 hospitals in the hardest-hit areas of New York, most of Connecticut and all of New Jersey. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Hospitals struggled during Sandy, report saysHospitals struggled to handle challenges presented by Superstorm Sandy, federal report finds
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FILE - In this July 16, 2014 file photo Minneapolis police officer Mike Kirchen, right, chats with Mascud Abdi, 13, left, and Mahad Ahmed, 10, while on patrol in a Minneapolis community with a large Somali population. The nationwide effort to stop a new wave of Westerners being recruited by terror groups, this time for Islamic State militant groups in Syria and Iraq, could take some cues from Minnesota. Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday,  Sept. 15, 2014 the Justice Department is launching a series of pilot programs to help detect American extremists looking to join terror organizations in countries like Syria and Iraq. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Jim Gehrz, File)
Minneapolis-St. Paul 1 site of anti-terror programAPNewsBreak: Minneapolis-St. Paul 1 of 3 sites of federal program to combat terror recruiting
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In this Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen arrives for a dinner during the Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium at the Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park near Jackson, Wyo. Yellen will be pressed to clarify the Fed's intentions after the Fed issues its policy statement on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Financial markets awaiting any Fed signal on ratesFinancial markets watching for 2 words as clues to Fed's intentions on rates
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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2007, file photo, the flags on the facade of the New York Stock Exchange provide a backdrop for a Wall Street street sign. Global stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, as jittery investors played it safe ahead of a potentially pivotal Federal Reserve meeting and the referendum on Scotland's independence on Thursday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Asian stocks higher on China stimulus reportsAsian stock markets higher on reports China central bank adding liquidity to state banks
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Australia promises $6.4 million to fight EbolaAustralia promises $6.4 million to fight Ebola in West Africa where at least 2,400 have died
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Mesa residents, reflected in a truck window, take free sandbags to protect their homes, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 in Mesa, Ariz. Phoenix area residents are filling sandbags in anticipation of the remnants of Category 3 Hurricane Odille which decimated Mexico's Baja California.  (AP Photo/Matt York)
Weakened Odile heads over Mexico toward ArizonaTropical Storm Odile heads toward Arizona, as Mexico airlifts stranded tourists from Baja
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  • Andrews to fight change to his public financing bill

    Any political contribution, even from nonresidents, could get matched by Montgomery County tax dollars under a proposed county public campaign financing bill. A change made by the Government Operations and Fiscal Policy committee Monday, matching contributions from non-county residents under the proposed public financing program goes against the intent of the bill, said Councilman Philip M. Andrews of Gaithersburg. Gazette.net, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 12:30 PM
  • Police believe missing Clarksburg children are dead

    Police say they believe two young children who've been missing in suburban Maryland for more than a week are dead, and they're pursuing a homicide case against their mother. Montgomery County police will continue to search parks and wooded areas in Clarksburg and Darnestown for 3-year-old Sarah Hoggle and 2-year-old Jacob Hoggle today, officials said during a morning news conference. WTOP-FM Washington, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 12:59 AM
  • Germantowna s new Bioscience Education Center promises big things

    Montgomery College's Germantown campus officially opened the brand new Bioscience Education Center on Sept. 10 with a dedication ceremony, reception and tours. Gazette.net, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 01:57 PM
  • Choice Hotels and Fougler-Pratt build together

    From left, Choice Hotels CEO Steve Joyce of McLean, Va. and Senior Vice President Michael Murphy of Reston, Va. Gazette.net, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 12:31 PM
  • Father Believes Missing Kids Are Alive; Police Call Case a Homicide

    The father of two missing Montgomery County children says he believes the toddlers are alive and with someone, but police said Monday morning that the case is shifting to a homicide investigation. Capt. Patch.com, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 01:41 PM
  • Mother Refuses To Give Police Missing Kids' Whereabouts

    ROCKVILLE, Md. - The search continues. Two Montgomery County toddlers are still missing. CBS Local, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 10:21 AM
  • Police To File Charges Against Missing Md. Mom With Paranoid Schizophrenia

    Montgomery County police say they intend to file criminal charges against a mother who slipped away from her husband following the disappearance of two of their children. Assistant Police Chief Russ Hamill also said Wednesday that 27-year-old Catherine Hoggle was captured briefly on video in downtown Germantown early Tuesday morning. CBS Local, Wed, Sep 10 2014 @ 12:53 PM
  • 'Nothing's going to stop me from keeping going'

    Wendy Xiao was standing behind the counter at Cafe Hong Kong in Germantown, Md., this week when a man walked in. He handed her a flier with photographs of three missing people : a pretty woman flanked by two toddlers - a girl wearing a tank top and a boy with a toothy grin. The Washington Post, Thu, Sep 11 2014 @ 07:54 PM
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